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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 1 Hansard (8 December) . . Page.. 3988 ..

Mr Kaine: Why don't you answer the question?

MS CARNELL: I think I have answered the question. If there is not one dollar of revenue, then obviously the figures already presented to this Assembly - the total expenditure plus the capital works - will be the cost. That just goes without saying.

The information that was tabled in this place gave a very clear cash flow, a very clear profit and loss, with revenue, expenditure and capital works, and then another bit of paper showed what the capital works component was being spent on and what would happen over the five-year period of that particular event. If those opposite do not know that if you do not get the revenue it does not come off the expenditure, heaven help this place if they are ever elected.


MR QUINLAN: Mr Speaker, my question is to the Treasurer, although I would be happy to have an answer from the Chief Minister. I have been enjoying her sparkling form. The serial government apologist, Mr Chris Peters of the Canberra Chamber of Commerce, attributes the abysmal fiasco that is CanDeliver to poor direction and management.

Mr Moore: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. On 4 May 1995 the Assembly agreed to a motion about the exercise of freedom of speech. This arose from an inquiry about naming people. In a question it is inappropriate to name someone unless it is essential to the question. I think knockers opposite naming people willy-nilly in this Assembly has to be addressed.

MR SPEAKER: It will have to be addressed only in terms of the freedom of speech resolution. I have not as yet heard Mr Quinlan criticising anybody he has mentioned by name, but I would have to caution him.

MR QUINLAN: Mr Speaker, an unnamed serial government apologist attributed - - -

MR SPEAKER: In that case, I understand. I ask you to withdraw. I uphold your point of order, Mr Moore.

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, I take a point of order. Mr Quinlan referred to an unnamed serial apologist.

MR SPEAKER: I do not care. The fact is that - - -

Mr Berry: I know you do not care. I would just like you to observe the standing orders.

MR SPEAKER: The name is already in the Hansard.

Mr Berry: So what?

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